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Myofascial Decompression: Not Just For Olymipians

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 1:42pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Myofascial Decompression: Not Just For Olymipians

Featured in Endurance Magazine – September 2016 Many of you watched the Olympics last month and couldn’t help but notice the discolored circles that were showing up on the world’s best swimmers. Their shoulders, back, and chest covered like alien marks all over their body. These marks, although painful looking, are actually helpful and result…

My Journey Back From Injury

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 2:51pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
My Journey Back From Injury

Featured in Endurance Magazine-July 2016 Dr. Chad Mather of Duke University performs almost 300 arthroscopic surgeries a year on femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). He estimates about 90% of the hip arthroscopies for FAI involve labral repair. About 3 years ago I noticed some hip pain but only after hard runs or interval training. At the…

Endurance Athletes and FAI – Epidemic or Overreaction?

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 3:53pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment

As Featured in Endurance Magazine – June 2016 Since I started practicing as a physical therapy clinician in 2000, the prevalence of hip pain pathologies has progressively gotten worse across all ages. This nationwide trend started to gather the attention of orthopedic physicians and has sent several to specialize in the field of hip morphology…

Hill Training For Flatlanders

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 3:49pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Hill Training For Flatlanders

Featured in Endurance Magazine – May 2016             Spring is here and many of us are anxiously getting back on our road bikes and taking advantage of the beautiful weather we get this time of year. I’ve heard from several of you that this is your 3rd or 4th season…

Snow Angels

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 9:11pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Snow Angels

As featured in Endurance Magazine – April 2016 Snow Angels is a fairly simple movement but very challenging on the chest, core, and in particular the shoulders. Please do NOT attempt if you are currently having shoulder pathology. Although this is a forward facing exercise, I often think of making snow angels back in the…

Single Leg Stork

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 8:13pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Single Leg Stork

Featured in Endurance Magazine – February 2016 The single leg stork is a continuation from the Romanian Deadlifts that we covered last month. This is a stability exercise for the standing leg and a mobility exercise across the pelvis and into the hamstring. This is one of my favorites to add at towards the end…

Finish Your First Triathlon!

Posted on January 2, 2016 at 3:15pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Finish Your First Triathlon!

          As featured in Endurance Magazine – January 2016 New year. New goals. I love this time of year when people are so dedicated to making changes for the better in their lives. Many add physical challenges or events to target in the coming months, some make dramatic lifestyle adjustments to…

The Best Coach is You

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 8:41pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment

As featured in Endurance Magazine – December 2015 When people delve into endurance-based sports, they often pick out an event or race that they target for the finished product. They may seek the Internet for a training plan that lasts a set period of time and is generically printed for all abilities to view. Some…

Running- Reboot Your Fitness This Winter

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 8:40pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
Running- Reboot Your Fitness This Winter

As featured in Endurance Magazine- November 2015 As winter approaches, many of you have already entered the “off-season”. For some, that means letting off the gas of the regular routine of structured runs, bikes, and swims. Some try cyclocross or mountain biking at this time and look for the competitive edge over peers that are…

TRX® Standing Rotations

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 7:17pm by Michelle Mangipinto No Comment
TRX® Standing Rotations

As featured in Endurance Magazine- October 2015 There are many versions and adaptations of rotational exercises that one could use on the TRX® Suspension Trainer, one of my favorites is just a basic standing two arm/one handle rotation. This movement is very functional and translates to almost all sporting activities.          …

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